Like many Canadian teens, Shay Mitchell grew up wanting to be like her favorite on-screen entertainers. Determined from the get-go, the young beauty began dancing at age five and was an international model by her late teens. After experiencing life in front of the camera as a model, Shay felt ready to come home and pursue her aspirations of a career in entertainment. With fervor, she returned to Toronto to begin honing her acting skills.
The hard work paid off. An array of acting classes, a few national commercials and small roles later, Shay gained the confidence to seek artist representation. Soon she signed with her first theatrical agency and was officially on her way.

Now 23, Shay lives in Los Angeles with a Pomeranian named Foxy and plays Emily Fields, the sweet, athletic girl struggling with her sexuality, in USA Network’s drama series Pretty Little Liars.

Read Shay’s Interview in the 2010 Winter Runway Magazine.

Check out Shay on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars